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Connect First Credit Union chooses DNA from Fiserv to provide a better member experience and propel growth

August 27, 2018
CALGARY, AB (August 27, 2018) – Connect First Credit Union (“Connect First”), announced today that it has selected the DNA® core banking platform from Fiserv to offer members modern and innovative banking capabilities, streamline business processes and support future growth.

Celero, a leading provider of IT solutions to financial institutions across Canada, will partner with Fiserv to coordinate Connect First’s consolidated migration to DNA and provide technical banking operations support for the credit union.

Connect First serves 120,000 members in 42 branches across central and southern Alberta through its First Calgary Financial, Legacy Financial, Chinook Financial, and Mountain View Financial divisions.
Migrating Connect First’s four legacy core banking systems into a single banking platform will enable Connect First to create a seamless member experience across all four divisions and facilitate greater speed to market for new products and digital offerings.

DNA was chosen for its robust capabilities, its multi-branding features and its overall flexibility and scalability.  In partnering with Celero, Connect First will benefit from their proven conversion methodology.

“This decision will enable Connect First to support sustained growth, enhanced functionality and increased operational efficiency,” said Paul Kelly, Connect First’s Chief Executive Officer.

“We look forward to working with Connect First to help them achieve their goals and position them well for success in the future,” said Simon Vincent, Celero’s executive vice president, Banking and Omnichannel Solutions and Services. “Through Celero’s partnership with Fiserv, our deep experience with the DNA core processing system, and the breadth of supporting digital solutions we offer, we can enable Connect First to take their member experience to a new level.”

Connect First joins more than 100 other Canadian credit unions utilizing DNA, the preeminent banking platform for credit unions in Canada.

About Celero – Celero is a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) solutions to credit unions and other financial institutions across Canada. A full-service IT company, Celero provides complete banking solutions, IT planning, systems integration, hosting, support, and consulting services as well as analytics solutions and expertise. Celero meets the unique needs of financial institutions and delivers world-class reliability and security through its Canadian-based data centres, employees, and operations. For more information, visit celero.ca.
About Connect First Credit UnionConnect First Credit Union offers its members a full range of financial products and services through trusted local brands and a community-focused approach to banking. Connect First is Canada’s 7th largest credit union, with over $5.4 billion in assets. Proud to employ over 700 Albertans, we serve 120,000 members through 42 branches in central and southern Alberta, under the brands: First Calgary Financial, Chinook Financial, Mountain View Financial and Legacy Financial.

Media Contacts:
Leanne Northwood
Director, Planning and Business Development Celero
P: 403.692.2732
E: leanne.northwood@celero.ca
Connect First Credit Union
Jackie Barber
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
P: 403.736.4050
E: jbarber@connectfirstcu.com